Jim Cleveland

Position: Redwood Christian Director of Athletics
College: Bachelor of Arts in Government/Administration of Justice from Liberty University, Master of Science in Sports and Fitness Management from University of San Francisco, California Teaching Credential from Chapman University
Email: JimCleveland@rcs.edu

What other responsibilities to you have at RCS?

In addition to Director of Athletics, I am also the Transportation Director, Varsity Baseball Coach, and P.E. Department Chair.

What do you love about Redwood Christian Schools?

I love my job as Athletic Director and also as Baseball Coach because I feel that athletics participation is such a memorable part of any high school student athlete’s high school experience.  Having the opportunity to serve the student athletes in my roles is my honor and privilege. I love most the Christ-centered focus of our athletics programs. Having the opportunity to foster stronger relationships with Christ through the sports participation experience can be a life-changing moment for our student athletes.

What motivated you to serve at Redwood Christian?

I was motivated to come and work at Redwood Christian first because of the opportunity I was offered to coach baseball.  I look back at my high school playing experience as the best part about high school. It was an opportunity to come back to a school that I graduated from and give back to the current students with the hopes of providing them an even better athletic experience than even I had during high school.

What do you feel is the significance of your role at RCS?

As Athletic Director and Transportation Director my job is to facilitate events.  If I don’t do my job well it will be noticed! Nothing is worse than getting ready to play a game and the officials don’t show up, or waiting to go on a much anticipated field trip and there is a bus problem.

What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to shape the overall experience of students at RCS?

My strength and giftedness is in coaching baseball.  I hope I bring a passion to my coaching every day that motivates the players to be better each day.  I hope I bring a level of preparation that gives our teams the best chance to train and prepare to be at their best when it matters most.  I believe this experience as a coach gives me an eye for what needs to be happening in all of our athletic programs at all levels.

What sets RCS students apart from students in other schools?

From an athletic perspective I am always impressed by the sportsmanship and conduct of our players on the field of play in the heat of competition.  I am proud of the way we represent our school to the community.

The RCS tagline is “the education you TRUST for the children you LOVE.”  How do you accomplish this in your role at RCS?

I can promise all of the student athletes that I am striving my best every day to give them the best athletic experience possible with the resources available.  I am comfortable saying to any parent that you can release your son or daughter to their coach and know they will be cared for and be given a great athletic experience.

What do you want students to gain from having known you?

I hope that students who know me understand that I care for them in a way that goes beyond their athletic performance.  I want them to understand that the maturity and growth in their character which prepares them for their life beyond their sport is the most important thing.

What is your favorite verse?

Colossians 3:23 “And whatever you do, do it heartily as to the Lord and not to men.”



Jim Cleveland

Position: Redwood Christian Director of Athletics
College: Bachelor of Arts in Government/Administration of Justice from Liberty University, Master of Science in Sports and Fitness Management from University of San Francisco, California Teaching Credential from Chapman University
Email: JimCleveland@rcs.edu

What other responsibilities to you have at RCS?

In addition to Director of Athletics, I am also the Transportation Director, Varsity Baseball Coach, and P.E. Department Chair.

What do you love about Redwood Christian Schools?

I love my job as Athletic Director and also as Baseball Coach because I feel that athletics participation is such a memorable part of any high school student athlete’s high school experience.  Having the opportunity to serve the student athletes in my roles is my honor and privilege. I love most the Christ-centered focus of our athletics programs. Having the opportunity to foster stronger relationships with Christ through the sports participation experience can be a life-changing moment for our student athletes.

What motivated you to serve at Redwood Christian?

I was motivated to come and work at Redwood Christian first because of the opportunity I was offered to coach baseball.  I look back at my high school playing experience as the best part about high school. It was an opportunity to come back to a school that I graduated from and give back to the current students with the hopes of providing them an even better athletic experience than even I had during high school.

What do you feel is the significance of your role at RCS?

As Athletic Director and Transportation Director my job is to facilitate events.  If I don’t do my job well it will be noticed! Nothing is worse than getting ready to play a game and the officials don’t show up, or waiting to go on a much anticipated field trip and there is a bus problem.

What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to shape the overall experience of students at RCS?

My strength and giftedness is in coaching baseball.  I hope I bring a passion to my coaching every day that motivates the players to be better each day.  I hope I bring a level of preparation that gives our teams the best chance to train and prepare to be at their best when it matters most.  I believe this experience as a coach gives me an eye for what needs to be happening in all of our athletic programs at all levels.

What sets RCS students apart from students in other schools?

From an athletic perspective I am always impressed by the sportsmanship and conduct of our players on the field of play in the heat of competition.  I am proud of the way we represent our school to the community.

The RCS tagline is “the education you TRUST for the children you LOVE.”  How do you accomplish this in your role at RCS?

I can promise all of the student athletes that I am striving my best every day to give them the best athletic experience possible with the resources available.  I am comfortable saying to any parent that you can release your son or daughter to their coach and know they will be cared for and be given a great athletic experience.

What do you want students to gain from having known you?

I hope that students who know me understand that I care for them in a way that goes beyond their athletic performance.  I want them to understand that the maturity and growth in their character which prepares them for their life beyond their sport is the most important thing.

What is your favorite verse?

Colossians 3:23 “And whatever you do, do it heartily as to the Lord and not to men.”